Vanderbilt University Research Assistant I (Anthropology) in Nashville, Tennessee

Research Assistant I (Anthropology) (Job Number: 1900171)


The Laboratory of Genetic Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology is seeking an energetic and self-motivated Laboratory Research Assistant who will work in a dynamic, collegial research environment. This position will support faculty and research associates with tasks related to biological anthropological research on genetic ancestry and women’s health disparities.

The College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University is a highly selective liberal arts college at the heart of a major research university. It seeks to attract a diverse student body of high promise and ability from throughout the United States and the international community. Its mission is to engage in significant and innovative research, scholarship, and creative expression in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, to offer distinguished, well-taught programs of undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, and to foster service to society overall.

Duties andResponsibilities

  • College-levelunderstanding of human genetics and some experience in basic Laboratorytechniques (e.g. pipetting, preparing reagents, PCR)responsible for basiclab management including

  • Ordering labsupplies

  • Equipmentmaintenance

  • Laboratorysample analysis

  • Aid in basicdata management and preparation of reports.

Profile ofan Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor'sdegree is required.

  • Goodorganizational skills are critical.

  • Must knowExcel, PowerPoint, and have working knowledge or be prepared to learnbasic bioinformatics.

  • Travel tofield sites and conferences in the US and the Caribbean maybe required, so the successful candidate must hold a valid passport.

  • This is a part-time position. The position entails 24 to 28 hours aweek.

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students, faculty, and frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review at among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

Vanderbilt Benefits

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at .

Commitmentto Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equalopportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people withdisabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 12410 - Anthropology

Job: Research / Lab Tech / Paraprofessional

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action

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